Reviews and Problems with Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Enhanced Edition
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Gets old fast
Yu-Jin Chia "Yu-Jin Chia", Amazon
25 July 2014
Summary: I'm a big fan of air combat games in general, and not necessarily the ultra-realistic flight sims (though I have enjoyed some of those). I've also played some games in this series, including the 3DS offering Assault Horizon Legacy. That one was pretty fun too, given the mobile platform. This is a PC title though, so I expect a bit more than what is essentially minigames. If you're also expecting that, this probably isn't even worth the $5 they charge for it.
Summary: Story: Forgettable Characters: Same Graphics: Fancy Gameplay: Give / Take Controls: Need help The story is pretty much what happened throughout the Modern Warfare series but on a plane. Another difference is you'll be hard pressed to remember any character's name or personality despite much effort put into them. The meager 4-6 hours of gameplay doesn't allow for character building in any viable amount. The graphics are fantastic however.
Summary: This is a very pretty game and, though accurate, that is NOT a compliment. Yes, the graphics are great. Yes, the selection of air craft is respectable and is basically what you should expect. But that's where the good points end, and rather abruptly to boot. Here's the bad news: even though I purchased the game through Steam (for less than the Amazon price I might add) it still requires Games for Windows Live!
Summary: The Ace Combat series was great because it was set in a somewhat alternate history without the modern politics and all the baggage that it includes. I was looking forward to a military game not about US soldiers in some not-quite-Iraq-or-Afghanistan country. This wasn't it.
Summary: PROS: 1) Excellent choice of aircraft 2) All Aircraft models are superbly detailed 3) Great graphics 4) Great visual effects 5) Runs great even on a medium spec system CONS: 1) Realism factor is almost zero 2) Air-to-air missiles (including special weapons) are hopelessly inaccurate even after getting a loud lock-on tone.
It's a complete game, but the worst Ace Combat game.
12 March 2013
Summary: This game is not like the other ace combat games. It is dumbed down into a bunch of small minigames that are pretty much "aim and shoot." It has a full storyline and campaign, but it isn't amazing in any way, and I found myself waiting for cutscenes to end. (As opposed to ace combat 5 where every cutscene was amazing and added to the story and adventure) The "minigames" in this new ace combat make the game play more like a movie, where they try to showoff their graphics...
Summary: 1. When fighting enemy 'aces' the plane flys itself (DFM Mode) so there is no skill needed whatsoever, just press the missle button when a circle turns red. It could only be more insulting if it fired for you. 2. Exterminating entire villages of soldiers from the air like stomping on worms is shameful. Then you are expected to feel bad for the guy that was just mowing down people like wheat. 3.
Excerpt: Sin dai tempi dell'Amiga 500 i giochi di volo arcade o simulatori che siano hanno sempre esercitato un certo fascino su di me; inutile dire che allora erano abbastanza noiosi vista la grafica piatta e la scarsa controllabilità dei mezzi. Tuttavia il gener ...
Pros: Grafica Avanzata
Cons: Storia personaggi e musica inesistenti, Giocabilità scarsa
Summary: Die Ace Combat Reihe war zwar noch nie für außergewöhnlichen Realismus bekannt, allerdings haben die Entwickler bei diesem Sprösling wirklich drastisch überzogen. Die Physik wurde vollends auf Arcade getrimmt und die Jets können nun innerhalb weniger Sekunden die Höchstgeschwindigkeit erreichen und dabei auch noch enge 90° Manöver ausführen. Die wohl nervigste Neuerung ist der Dog-Fight-Modus. Dieser wird zur Pflicht um gegnerische Jets überhaupt abschießen zu können.